William "Bill" C. Reed, 56, of Saline City, passed away August 5, 2005, at his residence.
He had been battling cancer since January. He was born February 26, 1949, in Clay County, the son of Carl K. Reed and Ruby Leigh Reed. He graduated from Clay City High School, Class of 1969. He later received an Associates Degree from ISU. He served his country in the U.S. Army 1969-1971. July 23, 1969, he married Debbie Persinger Reed, she survives. He worked at Tredegar Film Products in Terre Haute as a machine operator for the past five years. He previously worked at IMC for over 30 years. He was currently attending the Saline City Church. He enjoyed both playing and listening to bluegrass music. He was part of the bluegrass band known as Birch Creek for several years. He also enjoyed golfing, gardening and mechanic work.
He is survived by his mother, Ruby Reed of Brazil; his wife Debbie; two sons, Mark William Reed and wife Michelle, of Brazil and Anthony William Reed and wife Samantha of Arabi, GA; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Brent Jackson of Saline City, IN; eleven grandchildren, Emma Reed, Kyla Snow, Mark Reed, Jr., Christina Coker, Sierra Reed, Ryne Coker, Jacob Reed, Rebekka Reed, Autumn Coker, Jordan Jackson and Justin Jackson; one brother Jim Reed of Clay City; three sisters, Jayne Hubbell of Ft. Wayne, IN; Stephanie Brown and husband Tim of Clay City, IN; and Linda Rowsell of Clay City, IN; several nieces, nephews and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his father and one infant brother, Stephen Reed.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Sink Cemetery. The VFW and American Legion Posts in Clay City will provide military graveside rites. Rev. Chester Hapenny will officiate the services. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Saline City Church. The family suggest that memorial contributions be directed to Vista Care Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the church. Schoppenhorst Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.